Alternatives to Lifting Patients

According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) statistics, worker injuries from slips, trips, and falls are one of the agency’s biggest concerns, especially in hospitals. Injury and illness rates in healthcare, at 5.2 cases for every 100 workers, continue to be above the national average, which is 3.5 cases per 100.

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Discharged Patient Found Dead in Hospital Bathroom

Police said the 60-year-old man, whose name was not released, died on June 21 at the hospital. Hospital officials initially treated the incident as an internal matter and did not contact police until 9:45 a.m. the following day, Mlive.com reported.

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Strategies That Support Effective and Cohesive Wayfinding

With the increased importance placed on patient satisfaction, effective wayfinding has become even more central to supporting care. While signage is an essential part of wayfinding—that spatial art and science of guiding healthcare visitors to their destination—it’s but one of many tactics that form a part of an effective wayfinding strategy.

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SF Hospital Discovers Second Body in Hallway

The second body was found in a hallway last Monday, June 4, at 6 a.m., according to NBC Bay Area, which reported that the woman was in her 40s and being held on an involuntary 72-hour psychiatric evaluation hold. The report said the woman was being treated on a bed in a hallway, but it was unclear whether staff had checked on her between 2 and 6 a.m.

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